By Mark Hamstra – 03/24/2020  Subscribe The times have, perhaps, never been more challenging for independent drug store operators. Yet, many are finding a path to success by expanding into new, more profitable areas of business and exiting from unprofitable ones, as well as strengthening their community ties and maintaining tight control of their expenses.…

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Bonita Springs, Fla. – Critical trends, information and relationships fueled a highly productive 2020 National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Regional Chain Conference, held February 2-4. Mike Wysong, 2020 NACDS Regional Chain Conference chairman and chief executive officer, CARE Pharmacies, opened the event by commending attendees for being active “seekers” of the ideas, products…

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Headshot of Michael Wysong, Chief Executive Officer at CARE Pharmacies.

January 6, 2020 by Chain Drug Review   DIR fees are again top of mind for pharmacy operators beginning another year without relief from these “phantom” expenses. At the same time hope springs eternal for retailers looking to broaden affordable and accessible health care offerings when such services from more traditional providers can be out of…

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Upsher-Smith announced that Steve Moore, who along with his family, owns Condo Pharmacy in Plattsburgh, N.Y. as the winner of the 2019 Independent Pharmacist of the Year award. Moore received the award on Oct. 28 at the NCPA 2019 Annual Convention in San Diego. This annual award is given to a pharmacist who exhibits exemplary…

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Skywalk Pharmacy has been featured in the cover story of a recent edition of Pharmacy Today, an official publication of the American Pharmacists Association. The article, “Little adults? Big kids? Caring for adolescents and teens”, focuses on the topic of appropriately treating children and discusses best practices for what to say, how to say it and…

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Founded in 1960 as Circle Drug, Care Pharmacies’ mission-based pharmacy business has a proud and rich history of serving the underprivileged HIV community in Washington D.C. Today, that expertise extends out to 16 states and has Care Pharmacies uniquely positioned, operating as a regional drug chain of independent community retail and specialty pharmacies. Read the…

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CARE Pharmacies in 2015 saw its footprint expand into new states, while growing both the services it offers patients and its sales. It grew to have 82 stores – up fom 79 in 2014 – and the pharmacy cooperative’s CEO, Michael Wysong, said that by the end of 2016’s first quarter, it would have 90…

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Study in progress amid observance of May as Hepatitis Awareness Month, and of May 19 as Hepatitis Testing Day FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Arlington, Va. – As public health authorities target Hepatitis C awareness as a way to prevent liver damage and liver cancer, a study funded by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS)…

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